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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park faces $1.3 million city deficit

Menlo Park is facing a $1.3 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and cuts to city services could be on...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by truth, on Apr 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 25 comments | 2743 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Atherton protest lasted 30 minutes

Today's protest organized by the California Nurses Association in front of the Atherton home of Republican gubernatorial...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jul 18, 2010 at 11:29 am | 25 comments | 5750 Views

AROUND TOWN

The North Peninsula Democratic Club endorse Keith for Board of Supes

Kirsten Keith beat out a heavily contested field to capture the prize endorsement of the North Peninsula Democratic Club...

Original post made by Menlo Park Resident on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 1926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horsley reverses, will forgo supes salary

San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley issued a brief statement Friday saying he had changed his mind and would keep to...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thomas, on Jan 15, 2013 at 8:15 am | 25 comments | 4383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plastic bag ban at checkout starts

Earth Day (April 22) this year heralds the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park and 24 other...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 25 comments | 3903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should Menlo Park stop or expand its red-light camera program?

Should Menlo Park add a fifth red-light camera, or shutter the program altogether? That question comes before the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by James C. Walker, on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 25 comments | 6770 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 21006 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 6130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 25 comments | 11145 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chronicle story: Deputy Lopez's attorney Stuart Hanlon Accuses DA Wagstaffe of Retaliating against Lopes for Running Against Sheriff Munks

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/San-Mateo-deputy-in-smuggling-case-accused-of-6089967.php Lopez’s attorney, Stuart...

Original post made by Holly L. on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:46 am | 25 comments | 1605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit

Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Not a member, on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:05 am | 25 comments | 4433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measures A and C - the unanswered questions

1- Will every new age eligible child moving into the MPCSD attend MPCSD schools? 2 - Will new out of district students...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm | 25 comments | 1218 Views

MOVIES

Brad Pitt sighted in Sharon Heights

Actor Brad Pitt was spotted at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon (July 27) while on a break from filming...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mitch L, on Aug 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 25 comments | 11051 Views

ATHERTON

Three file for Atherton council race so far

Incumbents Jim Dobbie and Jerry Carlson, and town Audit Committee member Bill Widmer have filed papers to run for a seat...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 25 comments | 5371 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Lawyers Caution Me Against Exercise of My Freedom of Speech

I received a letter yesterday (that was sent to my attorney) from lawyers representing the Town of Atherton stating, in part: "We...

Original post made by Jon Buckheit on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by falling dominos, on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:50 am | 25 comments | 2675 Views

ATHERTON

Voter's Guide: Atherton candidates offer ideas for fixing town

Four residents vying for three seats on the Atherton City Council address issues ranging from eliminating the town budget's...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by curious, on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:13 am | 25 comments | 2258 Views

ATHERTON

Court rejects order to halt Atherton layoffs

The San Mateo County Superior Court this morning denied an injunction to halt the layoff of Atherton employees. The town...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm | 25 comments | 2524 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton threatens to sue Menlo Park, Facebook

Atherton has threatened to sue Menlo Park and Facebook to get Facebook to pay at least part of the cost of widening Marsh...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 25 comments | 4611 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00 am | 25 comments | 4125 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Two days of ticketing targets stop sign, cell phone scofflaws

Sheriff's deputies and police from nearby towns descended on Woodside and Portola Valley on two recent days to reinforce...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 8:37 am | 25 comments | 10456 Views
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